About the Book: 

Reliable and fact-filled, the Handbook of Psychotropic Herbs: 

A Scientific Analysis of Natural Treatments for Psychiatric Conditions offers psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, physicians, and students in these fields a comprehensive review of the history, pharmacology, chemistry, and uses of medicinals herbs. 

Providing practical information on standardized preparations to help you recognize an approved herbal product and be aware of its pros and cons, this essential guide examines such herbs as ginkgo, ginseng, kava kava, linden, German chamomile, St. John’s wort, and valerian, among others.

The Handbook of Psychotropic Herbs will help you make a well-informed decision on what herb may be effective and safe for your patients. Complete and comprehensive, this guide contains the history, use, phytochemistry, laboratory and clinical studies, and consumer and physician information for each herb. 

The Handbook of Psychotropic Herbs lists concise assessments, guidelines, and pitfalls of most agents, and the author’s recommendations on approved preparations. Containing cutting-edge information and research about herbal medicine, this important book will help you better understand the role of plants in human psychopathophysiology and its treatment, enabling you to offer patients alternative and proven options for medical care.


Foreword •

Part I: Introductory Material• 

Chapter 1: Author’s Introduction• 

Chapter 2: Herbal Regulation •

Chapter 3. Research Methodology •

Probability, Statistics, and Psychometric Tests Employed in Herbal Medicine Studies 

• Part II: Psychiatric Conditions and Herbs Employed in Their Treatment• 

Chapter 4: Depression • 

Hypericum/St. John’s Wort • Griffonia/5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP)• Licorice• 

Chapter 5: Insomnia• 

Valerian• Passion Flower• German Chamomile• Roman Chamomile• California Poppy • Hops• Lemon Balm/Melissa• Linden• Scullcap• Oats•

Chapter 6:  Dementia and Cognitive Impairment• 

Ginkgo• Gotu kola• Huperzine• 

Chapter 7: Anxiety• Kava Kava•

Chapter 8: Adaptogens• 

Chinese Ginseng• American Ginseng• Eleuthero•

Chapter 9: Miscellaneous Herbal Psychotropic Herbs• 

Damiana• Aromatherapy• Lavender• Other Essential Oils• Cannabis• 

Part III: Case Studies• Afterword• Glossary• Bibliography• Index• Reference Notes Included

$69.95 Hard.ISBN: 0-7890-0718-5(Outside US/Canada/Mexico: $84.00)$34.95
Soft.ISBN: 0-7890-1088-7(Outside US/Canada/Mexico: $42.00)

Available Now 2000. Approx. 350 pp. with Index.

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